Aims and scope
BMJ Open Respiratory Research is an Open Access respiratory and critical care medicine journal published by BMJ. The journal is dedicated to publishing high quality, peer-reviewed, medical research in all disciplines and therapeutic areas of respiratory and critical care medicine. BMJ Open Respiratory Research aims to operate a fast submission and review process with continuous publication online, to ensure timely, up-to-date research is available worldwide.
The journal publishes review articles and all research study types:-
- Basic science including laboratory based experiments and animal models
- Pilot studies or proof of concept
- Observational studies
- Study protocols
- Clinical trials from phase I to multicentre randomised clinical trials
- Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
BMJ Open Respiratory Research is co-owned by the British Thoracic Society and BMJ.
Journal statistics 2015
Instant Reject Rate
16%, with papers receiving a decision within 1-3 days
Time from Submission to First Decision
Time from Acceptance to Publication
PubMed Central, Google Scholar
For all contact information please refer to the Contact Us page.
Please refer to the Instructions for Authors.
Please refer to the Instructions for Reviewers.
Rights and permissions
BMJ Open Respiratory Research is an official journal of the British Thoracic Society.
BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.